Enter the World of Goji Berries

Background Information

The goji berry, also known as the wolfberry, is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that's native to China. In Asia, goji berries have been consumed for generations in the hope of living longer. However, in recent years, these berries are growing in popularity around the world and are more commonly used. The plants that they grow on can grow up to a height of 5 feet, and spring from bright purple, funnel-shaped flowers. When it comes to their taste, it’s very similar to sweet cherry tomatoes when rehydrated.

Nutritional Value

This shrub has been around for thousands of years, today, scientific studies have been done on these berries to actually confirm their health benefits. Its healing effects on various illnesses include; tuberculosis, insomnia, eye problems and skin rashes. They’re also a great source of vitamins and minerals such as; vitamin C, fiber, iron, vitamin A, zinc and antioxidants. These berries contain all eight essential amino acids. A single 4 ounce serving provides nearly 10 percent of your daily value for protein. For a fruit, this is a surprising amount of protein. Additional benefits include; immune system boost, flu protection and can maintain blood sugar levels. If you’re looking to add more nutrition to your diet, goji berries might be right for you.

How to Use Goji Berries

Goji berries has many uses, you can treat them like raisins or fresh berries. Mix them into your breakfast cereal or yogurt, add them to your trail mix, or drink it as juice or tea. They’re also great when cooked with lean pork or turkey, adding a savory sweetness to hearty dishes. Plus, their vitamin C content will help your body absorb the meat’s iron. Here’s a super easy and healthy recipe you could make to snack on throughout the day even at work:

Goji Berry Trail Mix


Almonds (2 oz)

Walnuts (2 oz)

Goji Berries (1 oz)

Black Mulberries (1 oz)

Golden Berries (1 oz)

Raw Cacao Nibs (1 oz)

How to Make:

- Place all ingredients into a large jar and shake to mix. Enjoy!


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